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Mississippi reports 6 more West Nile virus cases for 2018

The Mississippi State Department of Health is confirming six more cases of West Nile virus, bringing the state’s 2018 total to 13 so far. Two new cases were reported in Hinds County. Reporting single cases were Adams, Forrest, Marion and Oktibbeha counties. Seven previous cases were reported in Copiah, Hinds, Itawamba and Pearl River counties. Mississippi reported 63 West Nile ...

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Marion County tax assessor resigns

COLUMBIA — The newly elected tax assessor for Marion County has resigned after just two months in office. The Hattiesburg American reports Vance Berry handed in his resignation Monday to the Marion County Board of Supervisors, stating his resignation would be effective at close of business that day. The board, in a news release, said Berry gave no reason for ...

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Severe weather slams Mississippi; 4 killed

JACKSON — Severe weather slamming the southern U.S. two days before Christmas killed at least four people, flipped cars, knocked out power to thousands and damaged several homes and businesses. In Mississippi, Gov. Phil Bryant declared an emergency for two southeastern counties where officials say four people died in the storms and several more were injured. His office said thousands ...

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Loftin retiring after 42 years

Marion County circuit clerk Jesse Loftin is retiring after nearly 42 years of service to the state of Mississippi. Prior to his time as the court clerk, Loftin worked as an investigator for both the state Fire Marshall’s Office and the state attorney general where he looked into white-collar crimes. WDAM-TV reported his first job with the state of Mississippi ...

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